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How Colombo's International Financial City became a political football

China's involvement in the Colombo International Financial City saw Sri Lanka's dependence on Beijing-backed loans and investment spike, causing a popular backlash that forced out one president and caused his successor to renegotiate terms on the deal. Jacopo Dettoni investigates where that leaves the project, and looks at how the developers can win over an uneasy population. 

Sri Lanka retains most diversified island economy crown

The second annual fDi Diversification Index for Island Economies has again determined those locations that have the most diversified greenfield foreign investment portfolio. Sri Lanka and New Zealand remain in the top spots, while the Dominican Republic rises to third place. Cathy Mullan reports.

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fDi’s Island Economies of the Future 2017/18 – Sri Lanka takes the summit

Sri Lanka has been named fDi’s Island Economy of the Future for 2017/18, with Cyprus and the Dominican Republic ranking second and third. Cathy Mullan reports.

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Sri Lanka ranked as most diversified island economy

The first fDi Diversification Index analysed island economies and uncovered the link between diversification and levels of overseas investment, with Sri Lanka coming out on top, followed by New Zealand and Malta.

Sri Lanka fosters trade ties with the US

Sri Lanka's new government is keen to shed its image of being an 'emerging dictatorship', and is looking to US investors to help showcase its democratic and constitutional credentials.

Sri Lanka's presidential elections set to bring FDI boost

Sri Lanka's new president, Mathripala Sirisena, has caused a stir with some of his statements, but experts are predicting a brighter future for the country when it comes to FDI.

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Colombo stock exchange chief: Sri Lanka ready for investment

Vajira Kulatilaka took over as chairman of the board of directors of the Colombo Stock Exchange in early June. He tells Courtney Fingar why he thinks the stars are now aligned for Sri Lanka to join in the next phase of global growth, and what kind of role his exchange can play in the south Asia region.

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After the war: Sri Lanka seeks tourism and FDI boom

The end of decades of violent conflict in Sri Lanka has brought a new lease of life for the country, writes Ginanne Brownell. As tourists start flooding in, so might foreign investors

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